"And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself."- unknown (via wethinkwedream)
How do you just do what makes you happy when so many other people disagree?
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Well first why do you think they’re disagreeing? Are you wanting to do something that is bad for you? Think about it. And if what makes you happy is all right within your soul and good for your bod, you just do it. It’s your life. You have to get it into your head that you are the person you will have from beginning to end. You are the one who needs to be happiest at the end of the day. Write that on your mirrors. You are the most important.
"Love is not enough; intelligence is not enough; powerful strength is not enough. You may put everything on one side of the scale, but if you are missing gratitude, you shall lose."- Yogi Bhajan
Now and then.
The house where my grandmother was born. She is the oldest girl in the picture. That’s my great-grandmother on the left trying unsuccessfully to stay out of the picture because she was pregnant again and didn’t want to be photographed. Seven girls, one boy.
I took the top picture in sepia mode with a Canon SX20IS.
"I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong."- John Lennon (via hippiety)